I have a threaded barrel on one of my pistols and will not be using a suppressor on it anytime soon. Should I use anti-seize, grease, locktight or anything else on the threads? Also, how tight should it be....hand tight, tool?
I don’t want it coming off during use, but want to get it off eventually.
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I add a bit of antiseive and use an oring. You can get them anywhere. Any Viton oring is fine (my lowes has them). Silicon is a bit better (my local supplier has those) and of course true oring stores probably have aflas, but it isn't needed.
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Anti-seize and use a pair of these Cannon Plug pliers. The pliers are great for all sorts of low torque things you want to protect. They are made for the knurled aluminum threaded sleeves used on many aircraft and electrical plugs.
Originally posted by 220-9er: Anti-seize and use a pair of these Cannon Plug pliers. The pliers are great for all sorts of low torque things you want to protect. They are made for the knurled aluminum threaded sleeves used on many aircraft and electrical plugs.
I have heard of using plumbers’ Teflon tape to keep thread protectors in place. I can’t imagine using any sort of thread locker if I ever wanted to remove the thing. But unless we’re in a ninja tactical course with lots of rolling around on the ground and pistol-whipping involved, why not just remove the protector when firing enough rounds to cause it to loosen?
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Originally posted by 12131: Do not use Loctite on thread protector.
Not disagreeing, but asking: Why not?
I've never had difficulty getting apart anything upon which I've used Loctite Blue. Loctite Purple I believe is even lower strength?
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